The Great Gardener Has Many Flowers

Adam Johns

PureInsight | September 17, 2006

[] [Author's Notes: They say the word sonnet, meaning "little song" originated in the early 13th
century in the Sicilian court of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick
II.  A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a
patterned rhyme scheme.  

there are two types of sonnets: Italian (Petrarchan) and English
(Shakespearean).  The English or Shakespearean sonnet
traditionally consists of three quatrains and a couplet, which takes
the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg.

are usually written in the meter, iambic pentameter, with allowance for
some variance to break from the monotony.  Iambic pentameter means
each line has five feet.  Each foot has two syllables, the first
is unstressed while the second is stressed.

poem below is Shakespearean in style with the abab cdcd efef gg rhyme
scheme.  Please understand, my understanding of iambic pentameter
is still growing; therefore, it is not perfect.

The Great Gardener Has Many Flowers

Although darkened storms temper True and Good,

Grows these flowers inside a field of weeds.

A righteous man secures his livelihood,

Speaking of the facts and doing good deeds.

Sacred and pure are His seeds spread to sprout,

Humbly now do they follow the Great Way.

His nurturing will end this ancient drought,

As they inch tall, tolerating the day.

No, the weather does not remain its best,

And the human mind does shift immoral.

To make a kind man into the oppressed,

Silly to do when he has no quarrel.

  Springtime blossoms signal the momentous,

  Golden wheel turns this season so precious!

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